VIDEO: Gray whale off West Seattle

(Video by Rick R)

That’s reader video of a gray whale seen off Brace Point this morning – likely the same whale that was moving slowly through the center of Puget Sound last Saturday. As Robin Lindsey of the Seal Sitters Marine Stranding Network reported, authorities went out to assess that whale’s health on Saturday, but they have yet to make a statement on what they found. This time of year, gray whales still in Puget Sound might be ailing and/or hungry. One died off north Vashon last month. The reader who sent the video and photo this morning said the whale was heading slowly north toward the Fauntleroy ferry dock at the time.


We have since heard from someone who saw it off Lincoln Park. Updates if and when we get them – and if you are out on the water, remember that you have to stay at least 100 yards away.

2 Replies to "VIDEO: Gray whale off West Seattle"

  • Christina Massimino May 3, 2016 (11:58 am)

    Has this whale been ID’d yet? 

    • herongrrrl May 3, 2016 (7:16 pm)

      I can tell you it’s not one of the “sounders”…doesn’t match any in my ID chart of those whales.  Given location and timing, I am guessing it is one of the stragglers and is probably running out of steam.  :(

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